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Early arrival of summers have ensured that green give way to yellow and as a result, convergence of various species to the ever shrinking water holes. The sultry sun during a routine afternoon Safari ensued a relaxed tiger sunbathing in his private tub. The winds of change however, had started blowing from the east and none took notice.
He felt it first.
Body stiffened, battle position taken and the hair on Matkasur’s back stood up in rhythmic excitement. Almost as if on cue, out came hobbling mumma bear with a little parcel hanging on her back.
The bear cub ran first as the tiger leaped on to the unsuspecting bear with intentions to kill. With first blood drawn by the tiger, it looked like an open and shut case.
This was not to be !!
Upon noticing it’s missing cub, something changed in that bear. Victim turned aggressor and charged at the tiger with utmost fury. Not expecting this reaction, Matkasur decided to back off and was made to retreat back into the waterhole with his tale between his legs.
They say that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. But if the woman is a mother bear, even male tigers stand no chance.


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